Teemu Leppänen

Teemu Leppänen

D.Sc. (Tech.)

University Lecturer
Internet of Things, Edge Computing, Embedded Systems, Distributed AI

55 peer reviewed publications in international journals. The publications have been cited 951 times, of which the most cited publication accounts for 279 citations. The author has a h-index of 15.00. (Google Scholar)


Dr. Teemu Leppänen is currently university lecturer with the Center for Ubiquitous Computing. His teaching activities include embedded systems programming for IoT, computer systems and distributed systems. His research interests include Internet of Things edge and mist computing, with focus on distributed AI methods and solutions. Another topic in his research is building real-world IoT applications and systems in smart urban environments. Since 2010, he has participated in 16 regional, national and international research projects, funded by national organizations and the European Union, with partners in EU, Japan and China. He has visited the Institute of Industrial Science, the University of Tokyo, Japan, in 2012-2013 and the University of Calabria, Italy, in 2019. He has authored ~60 peer-reviewed articles in journals, research books and international conferences, where he has received three best paper awards. He is Senior Member of IEEE.


Professional and community activities

  • Senior Member of IEEE

Research groups

  • Center for Ubiquitous Computing

Thesis supervisions

He is/has supervised in total over 20 Doctoral, Master's and Bachelor's theses

Research visits

  • Institure of Industrial Science, University of Tokyo, Japan
    1.10.2012 to 30.9.2013

    Research focusing on participatory sensing and mobile computing (Academy of Finland - Researcher Mobility)

  • University of Calabria, Italy
    1.4.2019 to 30.6.2019

    Research focusing on modeling edge computing systems and services.


MEC-AI: Edge computing enhanced by artificial intelligence

Edge computing emerges as an increasingly important way to process data from networked devices and sensor networks into information that applicatio

Bayesian Trusted Edge Analytics - B-TEA

Strategic research project of the University of OuluFocus institute: Infotech Oulu